Virtuse Exchange is a digital asset exchange based in Singapore. We connect crypto assets with commodities, essentially bridging the old financial market with the new.
Established by Virtuse Group, one of the largest carbon emissions, power and gas trader in Europe and China. Our team consists of knowledgeable professionals from leading financial institutions in Europe, to experienced blockchain experts and developers in Asia. Virtuse has a balanced team with wide field of experience in cryptocurrencies, investment banking, commodity trading, start-ups, and consulting.
Virtuse Exchange runs a multi-asset platform that allow users to trade freely, freeing them from the high barriers of entry of traditional markets.
Founder and CEO Ras is the Founder and CEO of Virtuse Exchange. Over the last 12 years, he has led the Virtuse team to become one of the most recognizable brands within the European energy industry. The company has grown to be one of the largest emissions traders in the EU and China, reaching revenue of EUR 250 million and servicing clients across 22 countries. The beginning of his professional career is associated with two major global financial centers: London and New York. After receiving a degree in finance at Pace University in New York, he worked for Mitsui, and later represented New York’s investment banking and brokerage firm, Joseph Stevens & Company, Inc. Ras utilized his Wall Street experience in Europe, where he established a brokerage company in Prague, was involved in leading financial and private equity groups, and in 2006, he established Virtuse, which became a cornerstone for the future Virtuse Group. Ras oversaw global strategy, fintech trends, and investment relations for Virtuse Group, as well as the creation of new segments and possibilities in fintech and renewables. He has recently led Virtuse into new markets including China, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Ras is married with three children and lives in Singapore. He speaks English, Slovak, French, Russian, and is working hard on his Mandarin and Polish.
Aside from serving as the Exchange’s COO, Matej is a member of top management of the Virtuse Group´s investment committee. Matej played a key role in determining the company strategy, while as an part of executive management, he is also responsible for daily operations, the execution of strategic initiatives, and for the operative supervising of the organisation. He has been involved in the international financial and energy market industry for more than 12 years. After a 10-year career in financial news and media, he helped to establish Virtuse Group from its start in 2006. He participated in creating the wealth management business and investment advisory services in central Europe during his first years with the company. Matej combined his skills with several years of management experience from international business. He was responsible for establishing and developing emissions, energy, and equity trading businesses, negotiations with new counterparties, analysing new markets, and was a participant in the application process for the global energy exchanges. Besides new partnership negotiations, he was active in energy trading on exchanges such as EPEX Spot, EEX, HUPX or PXE with a traded volume exceeding 1 TWh. He collaborated on the group’s expansion into foreign markets, managed the creation of new entities within Virtuse Group, and later, their integration under the group‘s structure. Matej managed the group´s expansion within the European continent, as well as towards SouthEast Asia. Matej is married with two children and lives in Bratislava, Slovakia. He speaks Slovak, English, and German.